Creative Portrait Challenge - THEN GO LIVE
SUBMIT AND THEN GO LIVE WITH MIKEY!!!!
Last week I had asked photographers to submit a self portrait and I was overwhelmed by the response from around the globe. This had me thinking...what if I occassionaly could have a photo challenge and then invite the photographers to have a LIVE discussion on Spreecast? I can only imagine rants about gear, technique and creative. This is exciting!
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Self Portrait - Your Submissions - Lightenupandshoot
I have become friends with many photographers around the world (in person and online) and I was a little curious to see what others were doing in the way of self-portraits. So I shot message over facebook "shoot me your self portrait" and the next morning I woke up to an inbox jammed full of subject lines reading "selfie" and "self portrait."
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I was really surprised at the creativity and diversity in self portraits submitted. Every artist has created a self portrait at some point; I've always thought humans are inherently narcissistic and the self portrait is simply a way to show how we want ourselves to be perceived or demonstrate who we want to be. Some of the submissions were much more than that. CLICK READ MORE TO HAVE A CLOSER LOOK!
Tag Along Workshop Schedule for North and South America
A Tag Along is an opportunity to come shoot with me; it's better than a workshop because I share with you all the tricks I have learned in the technical, gear and working with the model. Not only do you have an opportunity to watch me shoot and assist me; you will have the opportunity to shoot your creative vision too. I'll help walk you through that process to help you discover your own creative voice.
September 1-2 - Dallas, TX (SOLD OUT)
September 3 - Dallas, TX (private mentoring - limited to 3 - email me)
September 5 - Austin, TX (private mentoring - limited to 3 - email me)
October 25-28 - Los Angeles, CA Reserve and Info Here
CLICK READ MORE BELOW for FAQ AND WATCH VIDEO: WHAT IS A TAG ALONG?????
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Return to Colombia - One of my Favs!
Travel inspired me to get out of the real-estate world and enter the world of photography. Colombia was the place that sparked the creative drive and is where I initially cut my teeth on photography. Check out this video I did a couple of years ago and grab some inspiration to follow your passion!
It's amazing the people you meet with the camera...
I love Tag Alongs / and shooting with other photographers !!! WHY??? It not only gives me an opportunity to shoot with other photographers, but I meet the most amazing people...and sometimes the most beautiful. You never know where the camera will take. I will be coming to Dallas, TX in September 1-2 for a unique Tag Along. Also, if you are up to a real adventure book your flight to meet me in Medellin, Colombia Aug 16-22 for a South American photography experience!
CLICK READ MORE BELOW TO SEE THE HOW TO FIND MODEL VIDEO AND DALLAS TAG ALONG CLICK HERE
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Swimwear Shoot- Lightenupandshoot
The video is a behind the scenes shoot of the new swimwear collection for Mar y Limon. For this production I worked with stylist, Sofia Restrepo, who helped create a concept with props, location and color theme. Working with a stylist allows the photographer to focus on his/her craft of photography and speeds up the process. The swimsuit collection was 22 pieces and with our team of make-up artist, stylist and models it took about 10 hours to complete.
Notes on each shot are above the photo. If you want to learn my unique approach to lighting and photography be sure to check out the Vbook here.
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For the shot below: I used a speedlight with a grid attached (tight circle of light) to light up the face and upper part of the body. I then bounced light spilling from the grid and the light coming in from the window camera right to fill in the shot so it wasn't too contrasty. Combining ambient light and light from a flash is crucial for complete control. Post production note: I added the gold texture to the wall in photoshop (I do this a lot and there is a tutorial in the Vbook)